Volunteer Opportunities for Faculty, Staff, Undergrad & Grad Students
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Chicago
Contact: Alicia Pernaw. Volunteer & Family Processing Specialist
Email: Alicia Pernaw
Volunteer Opportunities: Community Based Mentoring - volunteer matched w/child between 7 & 14 years of age for a minimum of one year, meeting 2 to 4 times a month. Site Based Mentoring - volunteers matched w/child between 7 & 14 years of age & attend weekly meetings at a designated site or program. Must have own car & driver's license.
Background check required
Casa Central (Youth Opportunities Unlimited)
Contact: Alexis Macias, Service Project Development Leader
Volunteer Opportunities: Working with children and teens, tutoring/mentoring in the "Learning and Serving" program, joining older adults in activities, sharing a special talent or skill, arranging the clothing boutique at La Posada - our interim housing program for homeless families.
Mentorship Opportunities: ServiceWorks Success Coaches for experienced professionals working with 16 - 24 year olds "Service Scholars" either 1 on 1 or in groups to get them ready for college. Skills Training (Curriculum) Facilitator
Chicago Children's Museum
Contact: LaWanda May
Volunteer Opportunities: Administrative, All-In-One, Arts Learning, Community Connections, Early Learning Administration & Programs, Family Programs, Guest Connections, Kraft Free Family Night, Special Events, and Student Workshops.
Internship Opportunities: Fall Internships filled, Winter/Spring will be posted in December
Cornerstone Community Outreach (CCO)
Contact: Charlene Stephens, Volunteer Coordinator
Volunteer Opportunities: Painting Projects, Organizing Our Free Store, Serving Meals, Distributing Groceries
Internship Opportunities: Culinary, Case-Work, Maintenance, Office, Volunteer Coordinator, Life Skills, Grant Writing
DuPage Children's Museum
Email: Volunteer Coordinator
Phone: 630-637-8000 ext 4680
Volunteer Opportunities: Play Assistant, Museum Assistant, Art Studio, Visitors Services, Maintenance, Administrative
Internship Opportunities: Art Programming, Development, Early Childhood, Event Planning, Exhibit Design, Graphic Design, Marketing, Membership, Birthday Parties & Rentals, Volunteer Management
Background Check Required: Background check policy
Volunteer Opportunities:Working in Children & Family Center Kitchen, Reading to Children, Working with Intellectually & Developmentally Disabled Individuals, Maintenance
Contact: Office of Communication
Internship Opportunities: intern programs
Gads Hill Center
Contact: Lisset Gonzalez
Phone: 312-226-0963 ext 231
Volunteer Opportunities: Club Learn Tutor, Club Learn Aide, Child Development Center Program Assistant
Mentor Opportunties: Mentor for New Horizons with Middle School Students, Tutor Mentors for Teen Connection with College Bound Youths.
Girls in the Game
Contact: Meg Horgan
Volunteer Opportunties: Girls in the Game After-School, Tutor/Homework Help, Saturday Days of Play,
GameDays: One-Day Events, Sports and Leadership Summer Camp, Special Events, Technical Support, and Special Interests.
Internship Opportunities: Unpaid Full & Part-Time - Programming (Elementary, Middle or High School Level), Development, and Marketing & Communications.
Contact: Kayleigh Avello, Volunteer Coordinator
Volunteer Opportunities: Administrative support at Hospice Advantage Office, Running errands and chores, Providing comfort care to hospice patients and familiy members, and Visiting hospice patients in hospitals.
Illinois Coalition for Immigrant & Refugee Rights
Contact: Anna Machalski
Internship Opportunities: Politics, Organizing, Policy, Immigrant Family Resource Program, New Americans Initiative & Neighbor-to-Neighbor, Communications, Development
Junior Achievement of Chicago
Volunteer Opportunities: Classroom Volunteer, Capstone Volunteer, After School & Summer Programs
Kohl Children's Museum
Contact: Development Office
Volunteer Opportunities: Assistants to Help in Adventures in Art Exhibit, Exhibit Experience Opportunities, Birthday Party Concierge, Membership Renewal and Recruitment Associate
National Runaway Safeline
Contact: Brittany Mabry, Volunteer Coordinator
Volunteer Opportunities: Crisis Line Workers, Administrative Support, and Street Team.
Internship Opportunities: Work-Study and Internships for those in Social Service Programs.
New Moms, Inc.
Contact: Emily White Hodge
Volunteer Opportunities: Front Desk, APD Job Search Assistant, Donation Distribution, Volunteer Work Floor Support, Lunch Monitoring, Donation Drive Coordinator, Delivery & Pick-Up, Photographer
Project CARE Plus: Bensenville School District
Contact: Lisa Simoncelli, Larissa Schwarz, Sue Vitale, Laura Butz
Phone: 630-766-2602 ext. 4101
Volunteer Opportunities: Mentoring & Tutoring After School Program
SCARCE: School & Community Assistance for Recycling and Composting Education
Contact: Kay McKeen
Time Commitment: Long term, short term, and 1 day projects
Volunteer Opportunties:Fall Recycling Extravaganzaz, Book Rescue, Tools for Schools, Super Crayons, Office & Data Entry, Concierge
Y.O.U (Youth Organization Umbrella)
Contact: Tara Dolan
Phone: 847-866-1200 ext 232
Available Opportunities: After school tutors, mentorships, internships, work study, and Impact Fellows
Long Term Volunteer Opportunities
Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS)
Contact: John Hosteny (Illinois Office)
Serving in the United States
Paid Volunteer Programs: AmeriCorps State & National, AmeriCorps VISTA, AmeriCorps NCCC, FEMA Corps, and Senior Corps
Contact: Rok Teasley
Volunteer Opportunities: Peace Corps (2 Years Commitment), Peace Corps Response (3 to 12 Month Commitment), Global Health Service Partnership (1 Year Commitment), Graduate Program for Volunteers (Combine Service & Master Degree Program)
The Volunteer Bay
Contact: Pedro Carrera
Serving Abroad in Ecuador, Nepal, & Thailand
Volunteer Opportunties: Teaching English minimum commitment 3, 4, or 12 weeks; Social Development minimum commitment 2, 3, or 12 weeks; Animal Care & Rescue minimum commitment 1 or 4 weeks; Conservation & Sustainability minimum commitment 2, 4, or 12 weeks.